Springfield, Illinois, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Springfield, Illinois, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Springfield, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Springfield, Illinois, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Springfield, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Springfield, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Springfield, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Springfield, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Springfield.

If you go to Lincoln Memorial Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you see Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Springfield.

What to wear/what to pack for Springfield, Illinois, United States of America by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Springfield is frigid and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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February

February in Springfield is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

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March

March in Springfield is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly.

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April

If you go to Springfield in April, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May in Springfield is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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June

In June, Springfield is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Springfield, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Springfield is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

September in Springfield is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Springfield is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November in Springfield is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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